As a born in 4th generation witness-----here's a list of things that come to my mind regarding elders, ms, etc.:
When I was 13----PO was caught having multiple affairs with his many female Bible Studies
His best friend----elder---had 2 families.....one was a witness family that we saw with 2 little girls, the other family lived across town with a couple of other children.
Had a brother that went to Bethel back when you served for 4 years...he'd tell us about all the affairs, the drunken orgies, the homosexual activites that have plagued Bethel for many years.
I can't even begin to list all the elders that I know that left their wives and families, had affairs, and then were reinstated. Some did it more than once!!! I knew lots of JW's that got drunk regularly (some were Elders, some were Top Brass from Bethel!!!), knew many JW's that did drugs, knew many that had affairs and were never caught.
I've had at least 15 people tell me they were sexually molested as kids in this organization.....(they keep denying this happens!)
All the while, I'd sit there listening to talks about our clean organization and how we don't have these kinds of problems, like the churches of Christendom do!!! At any given time, I could usually look around the KH and point out about half the congregation that had at least one of the these problems!
I did try to address this many times and was promptly told I was out of line and that the FDS had everything under control...Yeah, right!!!
My problem with all this is not that people don't make mistakes, we all do. Why act like JW's don't??? They have all the same problems as the rest of the world, they just aren't allowed to admit or get help for them!
I'm glad for all the people that have only seen the best side of the organization...wish I could say the same. I could write a book about all the lying, affairs, drugs, bad business deals, etc. you name it...I've seen or heard about it!!!